UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
April 9, 2009
 
In Reply Refer to:
9400 (LLFA50000)P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/17/2009
Instruction Memorandum No. 2009-107
Expires: 09/30/2010
 
To:                   State Directors
 
From:               Assistant Director, Fire and Aviation
 
Subject:           Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Manual 9400, Aviation Management and BLM Wild Horse and Burro Aviation Management Handbook – 2009 Revision
 
Program Area: Aviation Management.
 
Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) transmits and institutes the revised BLM Manual 9400, Aviation Management and BLM Wild Horse and Burro Aviation Management Handbook.
 
Policy/Action: This Manual and Handbook fulfill the departmental manual requirements outlined in 350 DM1, Appendix 3. These documents have been developed to provide standardization and policy for all BLM aviation programs. While these documents are BLM specific, they also incorporate interagency standards.
 
Time Frame: This IM  is effective upon receipt.
 
Budget Impact: These policy documents do not impact budget elements.
 
Background: The National Aviation Office (NAO) has identified the need for a cohesive Aviation Management Manual and BLM Wild Horse and Burro Aviation Management Handbook that will allow all State, Field Offices, and aviation users to easily acquire the necessary information and policy to operate a BLM Aviation program.
 
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: Both the BLM Manual 9400, Aviation Management and BLM Wild Horse and Burro Aviation Management Handbook replace the previous version. Washington Office, State Offices, and outside agencies were contacted for input. This document was coordinated with all participating BLM State Aviation Managers.
 
Contact: If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please address them to Brad Gibbs at 208-387-5182 or email brad_gibbs@nifc.blm.gov
 
Primary distribution of these documents is electronic.
 
An electronic version of BLM Manual 9400, Aviation Management – 2009 Revision is available at: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/Information_Resources_Management/policy/blm_manual.Par.56073.File.dat/9400.pdf
 
An electronic version of BLM Wild Horse and Burro Aviation Management Handbook – 2009 Revision is available at: 
 
Both documents can also be accessed at: http://aviation.blm.gov.
 
 
Signed by:                                                       Authenticated by:
Lynda Boody                                                  Robert M. Williams
Deputy Assistant Director                              Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Fire and Aviation